NewsWatch: Man who nailed 2015 oil plunge is predicting a dismal 2016

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As oil-battered investors say farewell to 2015, Tom Kloza, founder and global head of energy analysis at data firm Oil Price Information Service, or OPIS, is offering a pretty dour outlook for crude-oil prices next year. See full story.

S&P 500, Dow post losing year, break annual win streaks

The S&P 500 struggled to see a fractional gain for the year in the final session of 2015 but fell short of the mark in afternoon trading. See full story.

14 things we really don’t believe successful people fit in before breakfast

Do you consider yourself a failure? Is your life a series of disappointments and moments of unrealized potential? Have you ever nodded in numb confirmation at the amazing stuff your parents make up about you because the reality just doesn’t cut it at the neighborhood mixer? Here’s your chance to fix all that. See full story.

Take your Christmas tree to the curb before it burns down your house

Fires during the holidays result in an average of 2,600 injuries and $930 million in damage each year. See full story.

Acquisition ideas for Alphabet, Amazon and other tech giants in 2016

Mergers and acquisitions hit a record high in 2015, but there were few mega-deals in the technology sector, aside from the frenzy in chip companies and the record pairing of Dell and EMC Corp. If some of tech’s other big names join the party in 2016, what could they target? See full story.

MARKETWATCH PERSONAL FINANCE

Thanks to Netflix, parents can show a countdown to midnight at any hour. 9 p.m. is the most popular. See full story.

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